Listed below, by region, are various volunteering opportunities in the Los Angeles area.
Health Professions Volunteer Opportunities
100 W. California Blvd.
P.O. Box 7013
Pasadena CA 91109-7013
Contact: Mary Jayne Johnstone
Description: The volunteer program offers opportunities in many departments including patient care units, cancer center, patient escort, skilled nursing facility, short stay surgery and emergency room. Assignments are made according to interests, qualifications, availability and need for a service. Time commitment requirements: Students commit to a six-month (40-hour for high school, 50-hour for college) involvement.
509 Wilson Terrace
Glendale, CA 91206
Description: Involves direct patient care or administrative tasks. Free meals, parking, and health screenings for volunteers. Call to find out more information.
1420 S. Central Avenue
Glendale, CA 91024
Description: Opportunities are available for volunteer support during the hours of 8:00 am to 8:00 pm throughout the hospital. Required minimum commitment of one 4-hour day per week for 6 months. Individuals in volunteer service are not trained for paid positions. Please pickup an application at the Front Desk in the main lobby
1401 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Description: The volunteer program offers opportunities in many departments including patient care units, cancer center, patient escort, skilled nursing facility, short stay surgery and emergency room. Assignments are made according to interests, qualifications, availability and need for a service. Time commitment requirements: Must serve a four-hour minimum shift per week. Students must volunteer fifty (50) hours of service per semester.
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Description: CHLA offers volunteer opportunities in two categories: direct patient care and little or no patient care. A few number of volunteers work at the Guest Services desk and in various clinics and offices within the hospital. Some volunteers also read aloud to patients and families in the waiting room of the General Pediatrics Clinic. Time commitment requirements: Complete 100 hours of service in no less than six months of consecutive service.
Description: Many volunteer opportunities such as front office, blood pressure readings, weighing patients, lab work, medical and social service, health care administration, and medical assisting. Asking for a volunteer commitment of one clinic shift (4-6 hours) per week for 6 months. Days and hours vary. Call for more information.
Volunteer Office, 1st Floor, Room 1K-311
1200 N. State Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Description: Short-term volunteer opportunities include: Health Care student volunteers (candy striper volunteers, Department of Emergency Medicine, College Volunteers, and Occupational Therapy.
8405 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Description: Various opportunities are available. Complete the online volunteer application, send your résumé or list of volunteer experience and your availability.
Greater Los Angeles Area
1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010
(626) 256-4673 ex. 64049
Description: The volunteer service program at the City of Hope offers a variety of experience including working along side physicians, nurses and researchers. When your application is received, information about available volunteer opportunities, as well as an invitation to attend a required three-hour orientation will be sent to you. Afterwards, a few standard safety and security procedures will follow. New volunteers must undergo a background check, supply medical records confirming that they have a current measles, mumps, Rubella immunization, and take a tuberculosis test. This 2-step skin test is required by regulatory agencies and is given free of charge to volunteer applicants.
555 E. Hardy Street
Inglewood, CA 90301
Description: Volunteers answer telephones and file, greet patients and visitors, make photocopies, run errands, offer books and magazines to patients from a library cart, prepare literature for mailing, and many other duties. The requirements for being a volunteer at CHMC include a brief interview, passing a physical, background check, and being committed to work a total of 40 hours. Volunteers are encouraged to work a minimum of 4 hours on any day they are available to work. The volunteer is required to purchase a jacket or smock to wear while on duty.
12200 Bellflower Blvd.
Downey, CA 90242
Description: Volunteers are an intregal part of the Hospice Team, providing emotional, spiritual and physical support to terminally ill patients, while giving a much-needed break to caregivers. Volunteer opportunities also include making special gifts for patients and providing clerical help in the office. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age. Volunteers are needed in the communities of; Artesia, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Cerritos, Commerce, Compton, Downey, Huntington Park, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Lynwood, Maywood, Norwalk, Paramount, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South Gate, Vernon and Whittier.
12625 Frederick Street Ste. 1-5 #320
Moreno Valley, CA 92557
Contact: Mark A. Hunt Sr., CDT, Instructor
Description: Vinmar Solutions can help future dental students focus on the techniques before experiencing this problem in dental school. Vinmar Solutions offers one and two day courses to help pre-dental students toward their professional goal. Many pre-dental students appreciate the hands on experience the course offers.
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